SALT FIRED SMALL LEAF BOWL
A beautiful small Leaf Bowl by Cathi Jefferson of Vancouver Island.
Height 4 inches by Diameter 6 inches.
Cathi Jefferson - Salt-Firing Each piece of my pottery is fired to high - temperature stoneware (cone 10 / 2400 degrees F or 1300 degrees Celcius in a 40 cubic foot gas car kiln.
The crispness in colours and varying surface textures are produced by the salt-firing. Late in the gas firing, I roll up "burritoes" made of salt and baking soda and wood shavings and put them in to the kiln by dropping them in to the kiln on a piece of angle iron. Once in the kiln, they volitize sending salt vapour moving with the gas flame among the pieces of pottery. The resulting outside surfaces vary from side to side due to the direction of the flame with the salt vapour interacting with the pieces as the flame weaves through the kiln.
Each piece is different and sparkles with a vitality that only the salt-firing process can produce.